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Viola Pedata

Botanical Name:

Viola pedata

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Dry, rocky, or sandy soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

1-1.5 inch across five-petaled pale lavender to purple blooms. The upper 2 petals are smaller than the lower 3 with the lower petal having dark streaks. 5 stamens have bright orange anthers. Will bloom March-June and occasionally again in the fall. In North Carolina, flowers are available from March to May.

Fruit

Seeds are ejected from the capsule and are covered with a sugary gel that attracts ants who help disperse the seeds. In North Carolina, the fruits are available from May to June., Green

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Violales

Family

Viola - Violets

Genus

Viola

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